Harrisburg Police Detail Targets Domestic Violence Warrants
On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Harrisburg Police Dept. conducted a warrant detail for Domestic Violence cases. Over a 2 ½ hour time frame they captured and arrested 5 individuals with warrants out for Domestic Violence. District Attorney Ed Marsico, noting that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, praised the efforts of the Harrisburg Police. “Police details such as this one, help to assure domestic violence victims, and the public in general for that matter, that the police are treating domestic violence abuse as the serious crime that it is. It also puts those accused of committing domestic violence on notice that domestic violence is no longer a crime that is going to be swept under the carpet.”
Warrants were served on the following individuals:
- James Glass
- Shayla Thomas
- Maher Mohamed
- Jamell Everson-Quailes
- Tiffany Bell
Domestic violence is a crime that is often overlooked and misunderstood as compared to other crimes the public hear about. Most times domestic violence incidents only make the news when a victim has been killed. Those headline grabbing incidents are only the tip of the iceberg compared to the total number of domestic violence crimes reported each year.
According to statistics cited by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) on their website:
- 1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
- 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
To learn more about services available to domestic violence victims locally, visit the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg website
The following Harrisburg Police officers participated in the domestic violence warrant detail:
- Lt. Novacek
- Det. Schriver
- Det. Zimmerman
- Officer Trovy
- Det. Donofrio
- Officer Chance
- Det. Jackson of the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division